It was ladies night at the the 2021 edition of the Grammy Awards, as it honored a number of female artists. On Sunday 14 March 2021, American singer Beyoncé broke the record for most career awards for a female artist at the Grammy Awards, with 28 trophies.
Among the awards received were: the trophy for best music video, shared with her eldest daughter Blue Ivy who appears alongside her in the video for “Brown Skin Girl”; and best R’n’B performance for her track “Black Parade”. The track, which was unveiled on 19 June, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the US, was the song with the most nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards (four in all categories).
Beyoncé and stars in masks
Strict health precautions were in place on the night, with masked stars keeping their distance. The gala evening was held almost a year to the day after the first US concert halls were closed due to the threat of coronavirus. It was shot inside and around the Los Angeles Convention Center, with part of it filmed in the open air.